I saw three muleys this afternoon, this time of year can’t tell male from female at a distance. The first one was close, I could have taken it with a pistol easily, and it immediately started pronking but otherwise didn’t seem upset by the Jeep or work very hard to make distance.
The other two came out of cover within seconds, farther away but still easily within 50 yards. This was on the ridge over the Lair; I’ve been seeing tracks all over and it’s nice to see them coming so close again. But what startled me a bit was that one of the two I saw together was white. I’ve never seen a white muley before.
I left the ridge and drove to Landlady’s with some water jugs for the chickens, and on her driveway I could see that white deer clearly on the ridge across the wash. With binoculars I probably could have spotted the others, but now that I knew what I was looking at the white one stood out plainly. Doesn’t seem like much of a survival trait. It must suck to be a white deer.